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Frank Lampard Earns Guinness Book of World Records Honor

12 months ago Lampard struck for Manchester City against his former club. Now he's in the Guinness Book of World Records for the strike

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Frank Lampard's goal  for Manchester City against his former club Chelsea last September at the Etihad took the former West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder into the Guinness Book of World Record. It was the 39th English club that the classy midfielder had struck against break Andy Cole's record. Cole is best remembered for his time at Newcastle and Manchester United but did play one season with the Blues (2005-2006) and recorded nine goals as a Manchester City player.

Lampard said about the honor:

"I'm very proud. I've always been a fan of the Guinness World Book of Records.

"I set goals throughout my career to break records and this is one I never imagined to get. I am a big fan of the books so to feature in it is amazing."
"I will always have a great relationship with Chelsea and I never imagined scoring against them.

"I was really pleased. At the end of the game, I was really fortunate because I had all the Chelsea fans singing my name and showing their appreciation, even though I'd just scored against them, and the City fans were doing the same. I was very lucky."

"It turned out alright because we drew on the day and that goal went on to help me break the record!"

Lampard currently features for City's sister club in Major League Soccer, New York City FC.